Tag Archives: over-the-counter

Time to Go See a Doctor?

How long have you waited? Have you tried at-home treatments? You don’t have to suffer with hemorrhoids. There are treatments available to you, and a health care provider can offer support and options that are not available to you over-the-counter. Treatment will depend on what prompted the hemorrhoids in the first place, but all treatments are relatively easy and painless, including outpatient procedures. … Continue reading »

Medication can affect digestion

Could you be developing hemorrhoids from your prescription? Depending on how your medication affects your nerves or body fluids, this type of digestive issue can be a fairly common side effect. Constipation can occur when the medicine affects the nerve and muscle activity of the colon, slowing down the process.  A medication may also affect intestinal liquid, hardening the stool, … Continue reading »

Socioeconomics Affect Hemorrhoid Treatment Choices

In a perfect world, everyone would be able to afford the best health care. But today many people are unable to get the treatment they need for digestive issues, including hemorrhoids, due to their socioeconomic situation – income, insurance coverage and proximity to treatment centers. The good news is that many home remedies and over-the-counter medications are available that are … Continue reading »

Stress & Hemorrhoids – How One Can Cause The Other

If you’re in a stressed-out place, you may have a lot going on physically. Headaches and muscle tension are commonplace, and definitely an upset stomach factors in there as well. Most of us get a knotted-up stomach as the first sign of building stress, and that’s not surprising. Why? Well, your gut is full of sensitive nerves, just like your … Continue reading »

Knowing Triggers Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with all sorts of surprises, some of which are not pleasant. For many women, hemorrhoids are at the top of that list. Developing hemorrhoids is a common experience for many pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. There are several reasons for this: Decreased blood flow to/from the lower body. The growing uterus puts pressure on veins in … Continue reading »

Latest Hemorrhoid News

If you are coping with hemorrhoids, there are lots of ways to find relief. Assessing the problem properly is key to finding the best, fastest cure. For example, some people do fine with home remedies and over-the-counter products. Others, especially those who have repeated flare-ups, often need to have an outpatient treatment done, or even surgery. A lot of factors … Continue reading »

Untreated Hemorrhoids Can Affect Your Overall Health

Some people really don’t like to go to the doctor, so they try to take care of any medical issues on their own. That works sometimes, but if hemorrhoids have been a problem for you more than once, it’s time to seek outside help. If you have never had hemorrhoids, you may be able to take care of the problem … Continue reading »

Back Up Your Medicine Cabinet For Hemorrhoid Relief

Plenty of us (a few million, to be exact) are going to deal with hemorrhoids at some point in our lives. And while there’s no shortage of products on the market to help make us feel better, sometimes we’re doing more harm than good. For instance, if you’re having your first bout of hemorrhoids, there are plenty of creams and … Continue reading »

Monitor Your Use of OTC Remedies For Best Results

There’s not much of a bright side when it comes to dealing with hemorrhoids, but at least there are remedies readily available at your local pharmacy. The best over-the-counter (OTC) treatments protect the skin, so try using topical creams that contain zinc oxide or petroleum jelly. Other good ointments to try contain one percent hydrocortisone, which can relieve inflammation and … Continue reading »

Experience The Freedom of A No-Hemorrhoid Life

Whether you’re suffering from hemorrhoids now, or have had them in the past, you know one thing: it’s a constant presence in your life. Every time you sit down to eat your favorite spicy meal, or maybe indulge in fried food or something less than healthy, you know there’ll be a price to pay when it’s time for a bowel … Continue reading »